The investment management firm has announced the appointment of David Howard as chief administration officer. Howard joins from Williams de Broe, where he was chief operating officer. Prior to that, he was UK chief operating officer at Insinger de Beaufort.
ING Investment Management
Jerry Brewin and Marcelo Assalin have joined the investment management company as head of emerging market debt (EMD) and lead portfolio manager for local currency respectively. Brewin was most recently head of EMD at Aviva Investors. Assalin was previously at ING US Investment Management, where he was senior vice president and head of EMD sovereign debt.
Sberbank’s corporate and investment banking division has made two new hires. Francois Mantion joins as head of commodity trading and a managing director from JP Morgan, where he was global head of energy market risk. Raymond Bird, who joins as head of strategy equity financing and a managing director, was most recently head of structured equity financing in RBS’s Hong Kong office.
Chadbourne & Parke
The law firm has appointed Adrian Mecz as managing partner in its London office. He joined the firm in 2005 from Denton Wilde Sapte.
The bank has announced two new appointments. Mark Stephens, who joined Aldermore in 2009 as deputy chief executive of its mortgages division, will become group commercial director. Paul Johnson, who has been appointed chief information officer, was most recently global head of IT cost management at Lloyds Banking Group.
Debevoise & Plimpton
Richard Lawton has joined the law firm’s London office as an international counsel. He was previously a senior associate in the litigation team at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Alma Consulting Group
The research and development (R&D) tax specialists have hired Jennifer Tragner as production director. She is a chartered accountant and qualified tax technician, and joins from KPMG, where she was a tax manager in its R&D tax relief team.